Chan by Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe’s latest collection of poetry Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016) revisits the characters and stories from her first collection, Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013), which won the...

Bram Bogart at the Saatchi Gallery

SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year with a fascinating show by the post-war Japanese artist, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and in keeping...

Chalk Poets by Stephanie Norgate

The otherness of nature, the gap that separates its permanence from our finite experience, is as much a part of its constructed character as...

The Red and Yellow Nothing by Jay Bernard

It is difficult to put a finger on the immediate aftermath of reading The Red and Yellow Nothing: there is puzzlement, rage, and wonder,...

The Met Office Advises Caution by Rebecca Watts

As its title suggests, Rebecca Watts’s new collection seeks to reinvent nature poetry for the 21st Century: a tradition most closely associated with figures...

Review | Hansel and Gretel at the Royal Opera House

The operatic Christmas mainstay Hansel and Gretel, by Humperdinck, makes a long awaited return to the Royal Opera House; it’s first time since January...
Image from film set of Il Divo

The Problem with Paolo Sorrentino by George Hull

The work of Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino combines a compelling visual style with a unique sensitivity for psychological subtleties. The five feature-length films he...

Review | Seen by your fingertips: Queen Mob’s Tea House and...

Anyone who thinks fiction and poetry are dying art forms needs to stay at home and get online more. As Russell Bennetts wrote in The Digital Critic ‘the revolution might not be televised, but will almost certainly be seen by your fingertips.’ Bennetts’s two literary websites [...]

Review | Limbo by Dan Fox

Following on from his brilliant attack on intellectual conservatism in 2016's Pretentiousness: Why It Matters, Dan Fox's new long-form essay Limbo finds the frieze editor all...

The Vintage Poetry Showcase: Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi

Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi’s recent reading is one of the most spectacular that I have attended. R. A. Villanueva introduced the event by...

Matisse in the Studio at Royal Academy of Arts

‘My life is between the walls of my studio’, Matisse once declared. Matisse in the Studio, currently showing at the Royal Academy of Arts,...

Review | Focus Kazakhstan: Postnomadic Mind

Stepping into Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, originally built in 1890 to power the machinery of industrial London, the similarities between the history of the...

Review | Richard III: Brother, Protector, King by Chris Skidmore

Dick the Bad: History's Most Famous Murder Suspect Richard III: Brother, Protector, King - by Chris Skidmore Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20‘Edwards Four, Five, Dick the Bad/...

Review | Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead...

'It's Animals taking revenge on people.' Big Foot has died. Our narrator introduces us to an alarming situation in an almost mechanical tone. The newly...

Review | Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube

A Fortnight of Tears is a major new exhibition of works by acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. The show features features a large selection...

Lisa Brice at the Stephen Friedman Gallery

In 1959 Yves Klein wrote: “blue has no dimensions.” For him, all other colours could be relegated to specific associative ideas that they arouse....

Review | Guglielmo Alfarone at Ping-Pong Covent Garden

Guglielmo Alfarone for "Art Comes Alive at Ping-Pong Dim Sum"“What happens tonight is a surprise for me as much as it is you… I...

Through by David Herd

David Herd begins his new collection Through with the line:------It is possible to be precise.The wording-- “it is possible”-- is telling. Not promised, not...

Review | A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge...

Fairy tales are not really for children. Bluebeard beheads his wives; Little Red Riding Hood’s beloved grandma is eaten alive and impersonated by a...

Review | WITCH by Rebecca Tamás

Briony WillisWITCH WITCH, by Rebecca Tamás, Penned in the Margins, pp. 119, £9.99. (paperback) In her latest collection, WITCH, Rebecca Tamás explores the triumphs and oppression, the...

Julie Cope’s Naked Lunch

 ‘God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.’ Said Nietzsche, so instead of looking to religion for comfort we laugh at...

Yerma at the Young Vic

Australian theatre’s “enfant terrible,” Simon Stone, rewrites and directs Lorca’s Yerma through a glass darkly.Opening night of Yerma at The Young Vic provided some...

Review | Green Noise by Jean Sprackland

Green Noise, Jean Sprackland, Jonathan Cape, 2018, 64pp, £10.00 With Green Noise, the fifth collection from Jean Sprackland, she attunes us to a planetary resonance. Many of...

Picasso Sculptures at Musée National Picasso-Paris

Picasso Sculpture opened to great acclaim last September at New York’s Museum of Modern Art before moving to the Musée National Picasso-Paris and is...

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